What do I need to bring?

Although we include basic furniture, you will still need to bring essential items such as kitchen utensils, crockery and pans / bedding essentials etc.

For a list of what to bring and more information, please see our pre-arrival webpage.

When can I move in?

You will be able to book an arrival date and time when completing your online pre-arrival induction programme which forms part of your Accommodation Occupation Contract.

If you need to change your arrival date and time, then you can do this by simply logging back into the Accommodation Portal and re-selecting. 

Can I arrive before the start of my Occupation Contract?

Usually, you will not be able to move in before the date specified in your Occupation Contract. However, sometimes exceptions can be made. Please see below for further details. If you feel you need to move in early for any other reason not listed below, please contact the Accommodation Office.

New Students:

New students due to arrive in September may arrive early if:

  • You are confirmed to take part in pre-fresher’s activities organised by the Student’s Union.
  • You are invited to take part in the acclimatisation programme.
  • You are part of the international meet and greet service.

Current Students:

Current students due to arrive in September move in early if:

  • You are confirmed to take part in pre-fresher’s activities organised by the Student’s Union such as the A-team.
  • You are living in University Summer Accommodation – your accommodation may be available early but this is not guaranteed.

Can I arrive after the start of my Occupation Contract?

Within your Induction programme (which you are required to complete on the Accommodation Portal), you will be required to select an arrival date / time. If you know you are arriving later than the given dates, you will need to complete the late arrival form (found under the arrival dates / times given), in order to ensure that your room is held for you. 

Please note: you will still be liable for your Accommodation Fees from the start of your Contract even if you haven't moved in. 

Where do I collect my key?

You will need to bring your Key Release Form with you in order to collect your key; this can be an electronic version eg screenshot or a printed version. This can be found at the end of the online induction programme . The Key Release Form will include the date and time that you have booked to arrive.

Information on where to collect your room key from will be included in the online induction on the Accommodation Portal.

You can also check our moving in webpage for details about arrival. 

Where can I park to drop off my belongings?

Over the Big Welcome period you will be able to park on Campus, without a permit, for the purpose of unloading. Members of staff will be on site to help you park.

Parking immediately next to the accommodation is limited and therefore during arrival weekend we limit parking in these areas to a maximum of 20 minutes to ensure that we can facilitate this service for all students.  Once you have unpacked the car, please re-park in one of the designated long stay car parks.

Can I have someone to stay when I move in?

Unfortunately, you are unable to have anyone stay with you in your accommodation during Big Welcome Weekend. 

Your parents, relatives, friends or whoever is bringing you to University will be unable to stay with you in your University accommodation. There are a large number of Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels in and around Aberystwyth, however these tend to get booked up quickly over the Fresher's Weekend so we would advise you to book early.

What items need to be PAT tested?

Yes, all electrical items over 12 months old will need to be PAT tested prior to use in University Accommodation. You are required to have your items PAT tested before arrival, so you know they are safe to use. Any electrical items, over 12 months old, which have not been PAT tested cannot be used within residences.

For further information, visit our webpage:
Electrical Safety and PAT Testing  : Accommodation , Aberystwyth University

How do I register with a doctor?

When arriving at Aberystwyth University, you should be given a GP registration pack. These can be filled in and given to Student Support. Additionally, you could seek advice from specific surgeries and ask them about their registration process.

Will there be group chats set up for people who have put the same first choice accommodation?

You can opt to share your social media with your future housemates, and you will be able to see the social media usernames of those who have shared them so you may contact each other before moving in together.

Be aware that not all students will opt to share their social media prior or moving in and only unconditional students will have this option.